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Hi I'm Sam

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a husband and a father of 6, 3 boys and 3 girls. I live and work in the metro Atlanta GA area and have been in this area for over 20 years now. I work in the technical industry developing hardware and software for the cable television industry. I have my amateur radio license and I enjoy talking on the local repeaters. Soon I hope to earn the next level of amateur radio license so I can use HF frequencies and talk with people all over the world! I love music and I enjoy singing with my friends and playing the violin a little. We sing old gospel songs and some barbershop songs where we can harmonize together. I love to watch and keep up with Formula 1 racing. I love cars and would like to work on a classic muscle car or on British sports cars.

Why I am a Mormon

At first I joined because of a pretty blond girl who is now my wife. As I learned about and lived principles of the gospel I found out that they were true! I've found peace in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and I have also found stability in the Church and friendship/fellowship with it's members. The Book of Mormon has been a source of strength to me and helps me understand how much Heavenly Father loves us and the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made for each and every one of us.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as the Webelos Scout leader in my local unit where I teach 10 year old boys (including my own) about scouting and get them ready to move on up to be a Boy Scout. Scouting is an integral part of the youth program for the young men of the Church and serves as the activity part of the young men's program. If I'm not mistaken, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints sponsors more Cub Scout Packs and Boy Scout Troops in the United States than any other organization.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

The Church has always encouraged it's members to be self-reliant and I think that one of the reasons is so that we can help others. We cannot help others if we can't even take care of ourselves. Self-reliance is a blessing to our families and I get a sense of happiness and security knowing that I am prepared. Every family will experience hardships (loss of employment, serious illness, loss of a loved one, natural disaster, etc.) and if we have prepared ourselves and our families we have no need to fear. Show more Show less